(AP Photo/Steve Conner)
BOISE, Idaho (AP) Louisville is fast building a reputation for its bursts to start the third quarter. And Monday night, the Cardinals needed one in the worst way after slogging through the first half.
Holding a 31-28 tenuous halftime lead, the fifth-ranked Cardinals utilized a 17-3 third-quarter run to race past Boise State 74-55.
"In the first half, we were just standing around and watching," Louisville coach Jeff Walz said. "But the first play of the second half for us started on a breakaway for a layup. And that was the first time in the game our whole team ran the floor."